Jenks head football coach Allan Trimble has had a change of heart and announced he will not retire next month.
The Hall of Fame coach - who has won 13 championships - issued a statement Tuesday in which he said he was withdrawing his retirement.
"After careful consideration and serious reflection, I have decided to withdraw my retirement and stay at Jenks Public Schools as the head coach of the Trojan football program. When I made the decision to retire, I felt the timing was right. However, over the last several days, I realized the team, the coaches, and this entire program simply mean too much to me to walk away. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue to coach at Jenks and I truly appreciate the support of my family, Jenks Public Schools administration, and the entire community. I would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support and the reminder of why I came to Jenks 20 years ago. This is truly a family and I am grateful to stay at home."
Allan Trimble has served 20 years as the man in charge of one of the most prestigious programs around with over 230 wins. On Saturday, Trimble announced his retirement.
On Tuesday, Jenks Public Schools released a statement concerning Allan Trimble's change of mind.
Allan Trimble has requested to stay in the position of head football coach and we are pleasantly surprised to hear of his change of heart. With his leadership, we have achieved historic success here at Jenks and we are looking forward to the future with Allan on the sidelines. In expressing his desire to stay, it is clear Coach Trimble still possesses a great passion for our players and Jenks Trojan Football.